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date: 21 January 2020

Gershwin, Iralocked

(06 December 1896–15 August 1983)
  • Steven E. Gilbert

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Gershwin, Ira (06 December 1896–15 August 1983), song lyricist, was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Morris Gershvin (written Gershwine; originally Gershovitz), a leather worker, later a businessman, and Rose Bruskin. His childhood was spent mostly on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Although his father’s business ventures were often unsuccessful, the Gershwins were of comfortable means compared with many of their Russian-Jewish immigrant peers....

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